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Negotiating Local Knowledge: Power and Identity in Development
     

Negotiating Local Knowledge: Power and Identity in Development

by Johan Pottier, Paul Sillitoe, Alan Bicker
 

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The contributors to this volume offer an original approach to debates about indigenous knowledge. Concentrating on the political economy of knowledge construction and dissemination, they look at the variety of ways in which development policies are received and constructed, to reveal the ways in which local knowledges are appropriated and recast, either by local

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The contributors to this volume offer an original approach to debates about indigenous knowledge. Concentrating on the political economy of knowledge construction and dissemination, they look at the variety of ways in which development policies are received and constructed, to reveal the ways in which local knowledges are appropriated and recast, either by local elites or by development agencies.Until now, debates about indigenous knowledge have largely been conducted in terms of agricultural and environmental issues such as bio-piracy and gene patenting. The contributors to this volume break new ground by opening up the theoretical debate to include areas such as post-war traumatic stress counselling, representations of nuclear capability, architecture, mining, and the politics of eco-tourism. Their findings have important implications for anthropology, development studies and other related disciplines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745320069
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
04/20/2003
Series:
Anthropology, Culture and Society Series
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Johan Pottier teaches in the Department of Anthropology at SOAS, University of London.Paul Sillitoe is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Durham.Alan Bicker is at the Dept of Anthropology, University of Kent at Canterbury.

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